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Archive | May, 2014

Victoria Martin of RRAN on the Manus Island riot independent report which details deadly detention centre violence

According to a long-awaited government-commissioned review no single party was directly to blame for the two nights of violence that led to the death of the Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati at Manus detention centre. We speak to Victoria Martin Refugee Rights Action Network’s about the report and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s response to it.

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Ruah Community Services chief executive Francis Lynch on poverty and homelessness in Perth

Despite the wealth existing in Perth, poverty and homelessness are problems that are on the rise, with many people forced to sleep rough on our streets. Indymedia spoke to Ruah Community Services chief executive Francis Lynch about how things need to change.

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Jess Ison editor of ‘To the Exclusion Of All Others: Queers Questioning Gay Marriage’

We’re joined by Jess Ison, editor of the soon-to-be released book ‘To the Exclusion Of All Others: Queers Questioning Gay Marriage’. Jess discusses the book and how she came to this position of being pro-queer but anti-same sex (and other) marriage. You can find out more about this book here: totheexclusionofallothers.com/  

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March in May organiser Alex Bainbridge on the weekend’s marches

The release last week of a budget which breaks almost every Liberal election promise, prompted strong opposition on the streets of our major cities. We spoke to Perth March in May organiser Alex Bainbridge about the march itself, and plans for future organising.

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Economist Richard Denniss of the Australia Institute on the economic “virtue” of the first Abbott budget

With even Clive Palmer criticising the recent budget as “for the lobbyists and Liberal donors” there is much to discuss and be concerned about in the Abbott government’s first budget. For a discussion on the economic level we speak to Richard Denniss, Executive Director of the Australia Institute for some of his analysis.

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Amelia Hicks of Girls Against Gas on the Bentley Blockade victory

The NSW government’s suspension of Metgasco’s licence at Bentley in the Northern Rivers of NSW has lifted spirits across Australia. We speak with Amelia Hicks, convenor of Gasfield Gree Balinor Shire and cofounder of Girls Against Gas on this important victory. (Image courtesy of Rod Poole)

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Perth Indymedia 19th May full show – featuring Alex Bainbridge, Richard Dennis, Amelia Hicks

With even Clive Palmer criticising the recent budget as “for the lobbyists and Liberal donors” there is much to discuss and be concerned about in the Abbott government’s first budget. For a discussion on the economic level we speak to Richard Denniss, Executive Director of the Australia Institute for some of his analysis. The NSW government’s suspension of Metgasco’s […]

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Luke McMahon from Media Direct – a secure communications platform facilitating direct and anonymous contact with leading journalists.

Media Direct has announced today the opening of a new online service designed to securely connect whistleblowers and journalists. “We live in an age where whistleblowers are more important than ever, but in which the technology used to blow the whistle has not kept pace with the technology used to stifle transparency,” says Luke McMahon, the Australian […]

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Professor Fabrizio Carmignani on Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty First Century’

Earlier this year, French economist Thomas Piketty released his book ‘Capital in the Twenty First Century’ in English, to wide acclaim. In it, he argues that inequality is rising, and reaching levels not seen since the early 20th century. To get some perspective on these writings, we spoke to Professor Fabrizio Carmignani from Griffith University.

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Richard Bartlett co-founder of Loomio – free and open source software for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect them

We speak with New Zealander Richard Bartlett one of the co-founders of Loomio a free and open source software project for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect them. Loomio emerged when activists from the Occupy movement teamed up with the social enterprise network Enspiral, realising that they were using different approaches to work towards […]

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